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SCIENCE AT RISK Emergency Office

Providing counseling and emergency aid for academics affected by political repression in Belarus and Russia and the war in Ukraine

20 OCT

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By the end of 2022, 10 major online lecture series for a total of 150 affected scientists from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia are planned at German universities.

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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Support Program for Faculty and Researchers from Universities in Russia and Belarus
Support Program for Faculty and Researchers from Universities in Russia and Belarus

The Davis Center at Harvard University and ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies) are conducting a survey to assess the extent of assistance needed for faculty and researchers from universities in Russia and Belarus and to understand where such faculty...

Transfer of Students to EHU
Transfer of Students to EHU

The European Humanities University accepts students with incomplete higher education for high residence and low residence bachelor’s programs. According to the decision of the Rectorate, from September 4, 2020, applications for transfer to EHU are accepted on a year-round basis.

EHU Fellowships for Scholars and Teachers from Belarus and Ukraine
EHU Fellowships for Scholars and Teachers from Belarus and Ukraine

European Humanities University (Vilnius) launches an ad hoc fellowship program for academic scholars and teachers from Belarus and Ukraine. Applicants with careers disrupted by war and politically motivated persecution are given a priority. The aim of the program is to create and...

Stories in Focus

Nikita Belostotsky

Nikita Belostotsky

Professor at the Kharkiv National University of Civil Engineering and Architecture killed during the war

Valeryia Kastsiuhova

Valeryia Kastsiuhova

Political analyst from Belarus, faces up to 12 years in prison

Dmitry Kolker

Dmitry Kolker

Russian physicist, died of terminal cancer after having been arrested on charges of state treason and espionage

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500+

students have been detained on administrative cases since August 2020

250+

students have been expelled from universities for political reasons since August 2020

~ 60

students are recognized as political prisoners

Data provided by the Belarusian Independent Bologna Committee

250+

scholars have been subject to political repressions since August 2020

40+

students have died since Russian full-scale invasion on Feb 24, 2022

24000

Ukrainian teachers are staying abroad due to Russian full-scale invasion

2200+

educational institutions have been damaged by bombings and shelling since February 24, 2022

230+

educational institutions have been completely destroyed since Russian full-scale invasion on Feb 24, 2022

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30+

scientists faced criminal prosecution under Putin's regime

10+

students are recognized as political prisoners

Support Issues

  • European Union – Information for people fleeing the war in Ukraine (with EU and country-specific information)

  • Psychological help for activists, journalists and lawyers from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia

  • Emergency information and contacts for leaving the Russian Federation

  • Psychological help for activists, journalists and lawyers from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia

  • Science in Exile

  • UA Talents – Job opportunities

About Science at Risk Emergency Office

SCIENCE AT RISK Emergency Office is a project by Academic Network Eastern Europe, akno e.V., aiming at providing counseling and emergency aid for those academics affected by political repression in Belarus and Russia and the war in Ukraine.

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